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Aer Lingus Regional Adds Extra Seats for Six Nations

Aer Lingus Regional Adds Extra Seats for Six Nations

 

Aer Lingus Regional is adding 3,500 additional seats next spring to Dublin-Edinburgh for the Scotland v Ireland Six Nations fixture and 2,600 seats on Dublin-Cardiff for the Wales v Ireland Six Nations fixture. Demand among Irish rugby supporters is at an all-time high in light of Ireland’s recent victory over the All Blacks.

The airline, operated by Stobart Air, has added an additional 3,500 seats in advance of the Scotland versus Ireland fixture on Saturday 4th February 2017, including up to seven flights per day on match day.  It is also doubling capacity on its Cork to Edinburgh route for the fixture.

In response to demand, Aer Lingus Regional is also adding 2,600 seats between Dublin and Cardiff to cater for rugby supporters looking to attend the Wales v Ireland game in the Millennium Stadium on Friday 10th March 2017.

In addition, it is also operating up to four flights per day from Dublin to Bristol, a popular alternative destination for rugby fans travelling to international fixtures in the Millennium Stadium. Irish supporters travelling from Munster can also fly direct from Cork to Bristol with one flight per day between the two cities on the Six Nations weekend.

Martin Saxton, Stobart Air Chief Commercial Director, said: “Sport continues to play an integral role in creating passenger demand across Aer Lingus Regional’s route network between Ireland, the UK and France, and in light of Ireland’s victory over the All Blacks, there is more of an appetite than ever before among Irish supporters to support the team at next year’s Six Nations.

“Therefore the additional capacity announced today is a direct response to the increased passenger demand. The additional seats will ensure greater choice and flexibility for our passengers, and will allow many more rugby fans the opportunity to cheer on Joe Schmidt and the team for Ireland’s two crucial away fixtures to Wales and Scotland.”

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Michael Flood is the Editor of Ireland's leading travel industry publication, Irish Travel Trade News. With more than 35 years experience, he has accumulated an in-depth knowledge of the airline industry and the travel and tourism world.

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